Off-beat Bangkok guide is a list of to-do-things which are considered unique to this amazing city, to get you acquainted to the second layer on what this city has to offer. We believe that a sneak peek in this area will not only help you get under the city’s skin but leave you everlasting experiences and tales to bring home.
1) 1-Hour Personal Training Session 1-1 with Legendary Muay Thai Fighter (Private Training)
Immerse in the Thai culture by signing up for a private session of Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand. You will learn kicks, punches, unique hand wrapping techniques and basic defensive foundations, followed by a Padding Session. This ends with a sparring session with your trainer.
Timings: training is from 1 pm to 6 pm
2) The Hangover Tour (Bangkok Nightlife)
Taking you across three areas – Soi Cowboy, Nana Plaza and Pat Pong. You will visit the bars featured in the Hangover 2, alongside some of Bangkok’s most popular nightspots. Guided by a nightlife specialist, one can also experience some of the best live shows at negotiated rates.
Timings: Starts 6 pm to 1 am. Post which the party goes till the wee hours.
3) Phallic Shrine Chidlom – Ploenchit
Constructed in honour of Chao Mae Tubtim, a female fertility spirit, the shrine features hundreds of phalluses (penises) in wood and stone that stand up to 10 feet tall. Women looking to conceive leave offerings of lotus and jasmine to appease the spirit. And from what we have heard, it has a pretty good success rate!
Timings: Tuesday to Saturday (except public holidays) 09.00 am. to 05.00 pm
4) Forensic Museum Riverside
Six different museum exhibits that showcase babies with genetic disorders, parasites that eat the human body and serial killers – a unique museum experience. Nevertheless, this one is not for the faint hearted!
Opening hour- Monday to Saturday 9 am to 4 pm
5) Bang Krachao or the green lung of Bangkok
The ideal escape from Busy Bangkok filled with Buddhist temples, cycling paths and other hidden gems make it a great Day tour from Bangkok. Try a firefly tour, the floating markets and visit some old monk-influenced temples!
6) Fresh Flower Market
Walk through the largest wholesale and retail fresh flower market in Bangkok and see some of the prettiest flowers and arrangements around.
Timings: Day and Night, more popular during night times
7) Jim Thompson House
See the culture left behind by Jim Thompson, the American businessman who helped in reviving the silk industry in the country, at his old home in Bangkok, filled with an intriguing collection of art and antiquities.
Jim Thompson House is open between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm, which is when the last guided tour ends.
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